What is the Homeownership Program?
The Lawrence-Douglas County Housing Authority receives federal funding to prepare housing residents to successfully transition to homeownership.
Designed to encourage tenants at 50% of the Area Median Income or greater to pursue homeownership, the program’s main purpose is to be a strong motivator to maintain employment and seek upwardly mobile jobs that move families to self sufficiency so that they can purchase and maintain a home. Though the focus is on working families, it is open to all tenants in the general housing program.
How Do I Participate?
Call the Resident Services Office!
Ashley Woolsey is the Homeownership Facilitator and can work with you to provide a broad spectrum of support services that include but are not limited to:
- * Repairing credit to increase credit scores, creating a budget to increase savings, money management, asset building and overcoming other barriers to homeownership. We will set goals and map a plan to achieve success.
- * Workshops and programming designed to educate you about the home buying process such as Financial Fitness, Borrowing Basics and Homeownership 101 for First Time Homebuyers.
- * A free credit report with score and comprehensive data once a year.
- * A grant that will match up to $3000 of your savings! This can be used toward the down payment of your home or other home expenses.
For more information contact:
Self Sufficiency Specialist & Homeownership Facilitator
Resident Services Office
1600 Haskell Avenue #187
Lawrence, KS 66044